Wet Weather Training


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'It's a 90 minute game for sure. In fact I used to train for a 180 minute game so that when the whistle blew at the end of the match I could have played another 90 minutes.' – Bill Shankly

  It’s fair to say the season is well under way. How well has your pre-season served you so far? How are the pitches holding up now that ‘summer’ is well and truly gone? This is the time of year where leaves fall from the trees, and attendance rates at training sessions across the country tend to follow a similar pattern. The lush grass and light nights of summer are a distant memory already. Get yourself sorted for training in all conditions, and make sure your season’s ambitions don’t disappear over the horizon. For coaches: Take a look at our 4 must have items, with options to suit all budgets. Make sure there’s no excuse for not turning up. Many items can be personalised, keeping it in line with your team colours Players: Check out our fantastic prices with no minimum order quantity. Make sure you’re ahead of the game whether it’s your weekly game of 5s or 7-a-side or at training, keep your fitness up through the whole season. What you wear for sport can have a huge impact on your performance. Being comfortable doesn’t mean showing up to training like the fragile millionaires in the premiership, its ensuring you're prepared for all possibilities.  

Top 4: The essentials for Training in Wet Weather


1. The Jacket

Players - Let’s start with probably the most important piece of wet weather training kit, The Jacket! Invest in a quality jacket and you’ll be smashing through drills when other teams are at home texting excuses and skipping training. The Nike Sideline Rain Jacket is a great all round performer. Comes in a variety of colours, sizes small youth up to XXL and a great prices from  £22.49 (RRP £29.99). Nike Sideline Rain Jacket
  • Full zip
  • Hood with adjustment toggles
  • Elastic hem drawcord for a personalised fit
  • 2 side zippered pockets
  • Water-repellent
  • Fabric: Dri-FIT 100% nylon
      The Adidas Core 15 Rain Jacket is another great option. It also comes in many colour and sizes and is available from £22.50 (RRP £30). Adidas Core 15 Rain Jacket  
  • Fully mesh lined lifts fabric from the skins surface allowing air to circulate.
  • Water Repellent
  • Foldable hood
  • Available in: Red, Dark Blue or Black

2. Tracksuit BottomsTracksuit Bottoms

As the temperature drops make sure your prepared by adding a suitable tracksuit bottom. There’s a reason for the fact that the Adidas Condivo 14 training pants (£23.25) and Nike Libero Technical Knit Pants, are one amongst the most in demand products we supply. A key benefit with both is the fit, accurately fitted to ensure there is no excess material around the ankle when you’re at full flight during a bounce game. Great for warm up’s and for the odd occasion you find yourself with some time on the bench.    

3. Beanie Hats and Scarves

A cliché of modern times ‘WINTER IS COMING’! Plan ahead (pun intended). The start of a training session is usually the toughest part, getting the blood flowing it takes time to properly warm up. Keep a degree of comfort with a beanie. One of the simplest pieces of kit, but one that could be the difference between being up for that frosty shuttle run or not. An increasing number of teams are taking advantage of our high quality embroidery, adding a quality touch to the humble beanie with their club logo. And don’t forget your fans! Through thick and thin you’ll have those die-hard supporters (partners/relatives) braving all weathers. Make them part of the team with a scarf to match your team colours. Does two things, keeps them warm, and makes the opposition think you might have a band of Ultras with you! hat

4. Training Ball

Two points about training balls – 1. Make sure they are suitable for the conditions your training in. 2. Make sure they match your ambitions for the season. There shouldn’t be any excuses about waterlogged, or egg shaped training balls. Your match balls might have pride of place at the gaffer’s house for most of the week, whereas the training balls are often used and abused in all weathers, all surfaces, and they tend to show their age after a while. Improve those shooting drills with the right type of training ball. Keep an eye out for our Bargain Box deals – By balls in multiples of 5 with some great savings! And get a free ball bag with every 2 bargain boxes! rapide   Direct Soccer Rapide – White – Sizes 3, 4 and 5 From £6.50 per ball. Save 64% (RRP £17.99) Match ball standard at training ball price Made from 4 ply PU Used by Premier League clubs for their academies Good in cold conditions       Nike Training Football   Nike Team Training Football - Yellow - Size 3,4 & 5 From £8.40 per ball. Save 30% (RRP £11.99) TPU casing for durability Durable casing Reinforced rubber (Also available in White)    
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